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Cartoons and comics


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  • Variants

    • Caricatures and cartoons
    • Cartoons and caricatures
    • Comic books, strips, etc.
    • Comic strips
    • Comics and cartoons
    • Funnies
    • Humorous illustrations
    • Humorous pictures
    • Illustrations, Humorous
    • Manga (Comic books, strips, etc.)
    • Manhua (Comic books, strips, etc.)
    • Manhwa (Comic books, strips, etc.)
    • Pictures, Humorous
    • Serial picture books
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    • found: Kodansha encyclopedia of Japan online, Sept. 29, 2006(manga is the Japanese word for comic strips and comic books (both the humorous and the serious kind), but it is also used to refer to caricatures, cartoons, and comic drawings in general)
    • found: The manga column: define your terms WWW Home page (accessed through Tokyopop.com), Sept. 29, 2006(manga: the Japanese term for comics; also used as the default term when discussing manga and manga-like comics)
    • found: Kalen, E. Mostly manga, c2012:ECIP t.p. (a genre guide to popular manga, manhwa, manhua, and anime) galley chapter 5 (Manhwa are Korean comics; encompass a variety of genres; read left to right; often realistic in art style) galley chapter 6 (Manhua: from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan; read right to left; appear both in full color and in black and white) (DLC)2011028456
    • found: AAT, viewed January 18, 2022(cartoons (humorous images); Note: Pictorial images, usually drawings, that are humorous or that use wit and satire to comment on contemporary events, social habits, political trends, or other topical subjects, often executed in a broad or abbreviated manner. Originally referred to full-page illustrations in a circulating paper or periodical, especially when comical and relating to current events; comics (documents); Note: Use broadly for sequential graphic narratives, often serialized, and typically having dialogue written in balloons.)
    • found: LCSH, viewed February 10, 2022(Caricatures and cartoons (May Subd Geog); NC1300-1763; UF Cartoons, Humorous illustrations, Illustrations, Humorous, Pictures, Humorous; BT Pictures; RT Caricature, Wit and humor, Pictorial)
    • found: LCSH, viewed February 10, 2022(Comic books, strips, etc. (May Subd Geog); UF Comic strips, Comics, Funnies, Manga (Comic books, strips, etc.), Manhua (Comic books, strips, etc.), Manhwa (Comic books, strips, etc.), Serial picture books; BT Caricatures and cartoons, Wit and humor, Pictorial)
    • found: Deur, Lynne. Political cartoonists, 1972(DLC)72128809
  • LC Classification

    • NC1300-NC1764.8
    • PN6700-PN6790
  • Editorial Notes

    • subdivision [Cartoons and comics] under headings for nonfiction works in comic book, comic strip, or cartoon form
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  • Change Notes

    • 1996-05-01: new
    • 2022-02-14: revised
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